July 19, 2016

Lecture at the Bowman-Hite Farmhouse


As mentioned in my previous post, we went to a presentation Friday on the history of the Bowman-Hite Farmstead. The now-vacant home was added to over the years. The park service plans to remove the 1970's addition and restore the facade of the 160-year-old brick structure. 


Addition from the 1970's
It's common for old homes in the Shenandoah Valley to be expanded over the years. Some additions blend in with the original architecture and some don't.
Signal Knob as seen from the Farmstead
Ranger Kyle Rothemich Addresses the Audience
Looking Toward Cedar Creek, with Strasburg in the Distance
The farm was one of several that were impacted by the Battle of Cedar Creek in 1864. Fortunately, the house was not destroyed and there is no record of the residents being injured.

5 comments:

  1. Linda, your neck of the woods is filled with treasure! What an area for history. Thanks so much, please stop back again.

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  2. In this case, removing the additions will be a good thing.

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  3. Many thanks Linda for all these historic tidbits and sharing them with SEASONS! Love all the green in the landscape. Here in Calif., it's now mostly brown or yellow:)

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  4. So much history to learn about there. I like that last shot looking toward Cedar Creek.

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  5. Hi Linda - am not sure what would be the best/easiest thing for you to do.
    Maybe it helps you to know that my now previous blog was also run by wordpress.

    My new URL is artworksfromjeshstg (dot) wordpress (dot) com
    If you connect your blogspot to your wordpress, it may be easier.
    One thing I am sure of, if you GOOGLE the url, my new one already comes up.
    And if you meant "commenting" and not "pics" -
    if you give a comment first, and after that, click on Seasons. With commenting on my weekly post, you just scroll down to the bottom (no more clicking on title of post!) Hope you can do something with this. Have a happy weekend:)
    Hope

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